Commentary: Fortunately, any ladies fined 5,000 Baht for baring their breasts during Songkran are still coming out ahead as most are being tipped at least 10,000 Baht by passing tourists to flash the goods….
Monday, April 10, 2017
Topless women at Songkran face 5,000 baht fine.. Also told by police not to dance provocatively…
Thai Visa News reports that Bangkok police have singled out women at this year's Songkran festival in the capital. They have been told in no uncertain terms by police - show your breasts and we will fine you up to 5,000 baht, reported Daily News. This is part of Article 388 of the law. Sompong Chingdual speaking at metropolitan HQ yesterday also warned female revelers that lewd behavior can lead to crime: "Don't behave or dance provocatively - this can lead to sex offences". Sompong implored all participants in the water splashing to dress and behave politely according to the best Thai traditions. He stressed that high-powered water guns were not to be used and anyone doing so would be arrested. Powder is completely banned in Khao San Road. Elsewhere if powder is applied it should be done without sexual overtones. If men use it as an opportunity to squeeze women inappropriately they will be charged.